English Homework:
Card Game

©1998 Gareth Pitchford

For your homework this week I would like you to make up a card game that would help young infant children practise their spelling.

Your game can be anything you want it to be. One idea is to do a 'snap' game. You could have cards with pictures of different things on them and the children would have to shout 'snap' when the things on the cards began with the same letter. Or 'snap' might be shouted out when the things began or ended with the same sounds, e.g. tree, trousers.

Your cards could have letters or parts of words on them. Your game could have the children matching cards together to make whole words, e.g. 'mat' and 'ch' would make 'match'.